||[Sep. 4th, 2005|04:39 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
|||||Dimitri from Paris - Scare Francais (Bob Sinclair mix)||]|
The entertainment center, the item I'm selling that attracted the least attention, was the first thing bought. Since I've got nothing to stand them on now, I'm ready to pack up the audio gear and ship it out (etcet, I'll have a shipping price quote for you tomorrow I hope). I've got someone calling me back tomorrow for the Victrola, someone to come look at the couch later today (but I have to fucking deliver it myself on our U-Haul, something I was trying to avoid), and no real hits on the bedroom set. Considering that, I'm going to lower the price. $150 gets you a full-size bed, dresser and nightstand, all in solid Maple. I'm going to have to store it at my folks-in-law's place if I don't sell them, otherwise I wouldn't let them go for that price.
In other news, I'm officially off work until the 19th. It's fucking nice. Makai Kingdom, working on the home theater and new apartment in general, Grendel in Chicago... Good things. Measured stuff at the new place ysterday so I could buy the cable and assess the shelving situation. Shelving looks like it's going to work out fine, 14" between the studs which isn't code, but maybe it's different for apartments. Going to go with a 24" bracketless for the center and two 18" bracketless for the rears. Geek room is most likely going to get a 3-rail adjustable bracket system to give us the most space. Since I've got a 32' run, a 40' run, and a 6' run worth of speaker cable to lay, I just bought a 100' spool of 16 gague. It looks high quality for shit lamp cord, but it was less than 50 cents a foot, which compares favorably to the $8/foot XLOs. It's still mid-range Acoustic Research, which is a lot better than Monster's bottom line that costs more. Now I can take the spool, measurements, and my XLOs to Overture Hi-Fi and have them terminated. Then, once my DVD player arrives (which they haven't bothered to ship yet, fucking OneCall), I'll have a functional home theater. Bought all the interconnects I'll need as well, turns out Comcast doesn't provide you with a component video cable to hook up your HDTV receiver, which is bullshit considering you need one (or a DVI cable) to _actually have_ HDTV.
Went to Ed's party last night, which was a trip as usual. Laid down the angry music, relayed operational communications between the SBT and Sceneland Security, saw people humping, and got shithoused. Mission accomplished. Lab on Thursday went pretty well considering, we did some serious cleanup work. It's still not X-Cel or Necto, but it's definitely coming along. I'm actually motivated to do hard work when it's something I really care about.